Yeah!

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"Yeah!"
Single by Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris
from the album Confessions
Released February 3, 2004
Format CD single, maxi single, digital download
Recorded 2003–2004
Genre Crunk&B, hip hop
Length 4:10
Label Arista
Writer(s) Lil Jon, Sean Garrett, Usher, Patrick J. Que Smith, Ludacris, Robert McDowell, James Phillips, LaMarquis Jefferson
Producer Lil Jon
Certification Platinum (RIAA, ARIA, CRIA)
Usher singles chronology
"I Need a Girl (Part One)"
(2002)
"Yeah!"
(2004)
"Burn"
(2004)
Lil Jon singles chronology
"Real Nigga Roll Call"
(2004)
"Yeah!"
(2004)
"Salt Shaker"
(2004)
Ludacris singles chronology
"Splash Waterfalls"
(2003)
"Yeah!"
(2004)
"Diamond in the Back"
(2004)

"Yeah!" is a song by American singer Usher. It was released on February 3, 2004 as the lead single from Confessions (2004). It was written by Lil Jon, Sean Garrett, Patrick J. Que Smith, Ludacris, Robert McDowell, and LRoc. It was produced by Lil Jon. The song is an R&B and crunk song. It features Lil Jon and Ludacris.

The song was remixed by Tengo Calderón. "Yeah!" reached number one on 20 different charts in 15 countries. It also was given platinum certifications from different countries, including by the RIAA and RIANZ. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 12 weeks. It became the longest-running number one song in 2004. The single sold 2 million copies worldwide. It became one of the fastest-selling hip hop songs ever.

It was ranked number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade for 2000-2009.[1] Usher performed "Yeah!" at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in 2008. The song won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 47th Grammy Awards. It has also been used in the 2005 movie Hitch and in the 2009 movie The Hangover.

Track listings[change | change source]

UK CD 1
  1. "Yeah!" (featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris) – 4:10
  2. "Red Light" (Smith, Patrick J Que/Smith, Jonathan/Hilson, Keri/McDowell, Robert/Garrett, Sean) – 4:48
  3. "Yeah!" (Reggaeton remix)
UK CD 2
  1. "Yeah!" – 4:10
  2. "Red Light" – 4:48
  3. "Sweet Lies" (Williams, Pharrell/Hugo, Chad) – 4:09
  4. "Yeah!" (Instrumental) – 4:09

Charts[change | change source]

Peak positions[change | change source]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 1
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 75)[3] 1
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 40 Wallonia)[5] 1
Denmark (Tracklisten)[6] 1
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 10
France (SNEP)[8] 1
Germany (Media Control AG)[9] 1
Hungary (Single Top 10)[10] 2
Hungary (Dance Top 40)[11] 1
Ireland (IRMA)[12] 1
Italy (FIMI)[13] 3
Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100)[14] 1
New Zealand (RIANZ)[15] 1
Norway (VG-lista)[16] 1
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[17] 4
Switzerland (Media Control AG)[18] 1
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[19] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[20] 1

Decade-end charts[change | change source]

Charts (2000–2009) Position
German Singles Chart[21] 70
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 2

Year-end charts[change | change source]

Chart (2004) Position
Australian Singles Chart[22] 28
Austrian Singles Chart[23] 7
Belgian (Flanders) Singles Chart[24] 10
Belgian (Wallonia) Singles Chart[25] 5
Dutch Top 40[26] 10
French Singles Chart[27] 26
German Singles Chart[28] 3
Irish Singles Chart[29] 8
Swiss Singles Chart[30] 4
UK Singles Chart 5
US Billboard Hot 100 1

Certifications[change | change source]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
Australia[31] Platinum 2004 70,000
Austria[32] Gold May 17, 2004 15,000
Belgium[33] Platinum June 5, 2004 50,000
Canada[34] Platinum September 30, 2004 10,000
Germany[35] Platinum 2004 300,000
New Zealand[36] 2× Platinum September 6, 2004 30,000
Norway[37] Platinum 2004 10,000
Sweden[38] Gold May 6, 2004 10,000
Switzerland[39] Gold 2004 20,000
U.S.[40] Platinum November 6, 2006 1,000,000

References[change | change source]

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